Dan on Salt-Poisoning Trial

Dan on Salt-Poisoning Trial

October 15, 2012
Filed under: Public Appearances — Charlotte @ 3:06 pm

Dan appeared on Good Morning America  today to discuss the case of Hannah Overton, a woman convicted of killing her 4-year-old foster son, Andrew Burd, by poisoning him with salt. Overton and her husband were in the process of adopting Andrew when he died mysteriously of a rare case of salt poisoning. She is currently serving a life sentence without parole, but now, five years into her sentence, is awaiting a decision from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Two doctors on the case as well as jurors have said they do not think Overton had intention of hurting her son, so what happened? Answers Dan, “We get a lot of cases where after the fact jurors are saying ‘well, maybe we shouldn’t have convicted,’ you get experts coming forward — this case is different. This case is different, because there were so many crucial issues that didn’t come in front of the jury, and issues that did and maybe shouldn’t have. And so, you have the Court of Appeals really taking this seriously.” Dan thinks that Overton has a good chance of getting a new trial or getting the decision overturned. Watch video of the segment here.